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Old 09-23-2011, 04:04 PM
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Hey guys, decided that it might be a good time this Fall/Winter to start working on our 63 unibody shortbox. I hear all you need is TTM (Time, Talent & Money). I think I may be a little short on a few of those, but here's what I got...

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Welcome to FTE and the Uni forum! Nice truck, what are your plans for it?

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Welcome fellow Washingtonian. That looks like a sweet little short box uni. Looks pretty complete what does it need as far as work?
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Shoot! That one looks done to me.
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Thanks guys! I'd been searching a long time and found this rust free original in Southern California(Escondido) about 5 years ago. Had it trucked up to Washington and it's been in our garage and driven about once a month to keep the bias plys round lol. It's got 126k mi., the 292 Y block with 3 on tree, oil bath air cleaner and love the cross over pipe that connects the exhaust manifolds. My problem is that I want to put on bigger custom wheels/tires and lower it while keeping the original front suspension. Any good solutions?
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You can have the axle dropped to attain about four inches maximum drop. Mono leafs will add another two.

That is about it.

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You can have the axle dropped to attain about four inches maximum drop. Mono leafs will add another two.

That is about it.

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Thanks Garbz. Are there any drawbacks to doing both of these? Would there be needed mods to the steering?
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nice ride!
What you do is up to you. Very nice as stock - not too many of those around
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nice ride!
What you do is up to you. Very nice as stock - not too many of those around
Thanks! Yeah I want to keep it as stock as possible.
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-Paint it flat black / red paint is really faded
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